The Nourished Nervous System Podcast

Episode  43 - Exploring Sobriety as Self Care   Hosted by Kristen Timchak          

In this episode, I share my personal experiences and reflections on sobriety, framing it as a form of self-care. 

There are  multifaceted reasons people choose sobriety, from tackling addictions to spiritual practices or simply feeling better physically and mentally. 

In this episode I  candidly discuss my journey with substances, from experimentation in youth  to periods of sobriety motivated by health and well-being,  to specifically managing an autoimmune disease. 

I try to highlight the nuanced relationship between body, mind, and substance use.   The episode encourages listeners to explore sobriety as an experiment in self-care, whether battling addictions or seeking balance. 

It concludes with an invitation to notice how one's body and nervous system respond to substances, advocating for mindfulness and support in navigating one's path to wellness.

In this episode:

  • ¬†Exploring Sobriety as Self-Care
  • ¬†Personal Journey Through Sobriety
  • Early Experiences with Substances
  • ¬†Life-Changing Shift at Kripalu Yoga Center
  • Navigating Sobriety in Adulthood
  • ¬†Sobriety, Pregnancy, and Autoimmune Disease
  • ¬†The Power of Sobriety and Self-Care
  • ¬†Invitation to Experiment with Sobriety
  • ¬†Support and Resources for Nervous System Health


My resources:

Deep Rest Meditation

Nourished For Resilience Workbook

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